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Dennis Crouch – Part II

Note – The first part of this interview can be found here:http://www.bassfrontiersmag.com/nashville-bassist-dennis-crouch-part-one JT: Dennis, I know you had done a few very popular movie soundtracks over the past couple of years; what were they? DC: Well let’s see, there was Oh Brother Where Art Thou, Cold Mountain was one, and …

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Iconic Bass Player Lee Sklar

Leland "Lee" Sklar

We all know Lee Sklar, James Taylor’s bassist, Phil Collins’ bassist, Toto’s bassist, the list could go on and on. If you haven’t heard of him (I’ve heard that under a rock is a great place to live in this economic climate), you’ve heard him play. Actually, you’ve probably copied …

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Quintin Berry

Quintin Berry

There’s nothing crazier than watching Quintin Berry play the bass upside-down like a violin, no doubt about it. It’s always strange when you hear someone play an instrument so well, and then you find out how the way they do it is nothing like what you’ve ever understood to be …

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Nashville Bassist Dennis Crouch Part One

Dennis Crouch: From Mailman to Top Bassman – Part One By John Terrence I recently had the pleasure of spending some time with one of my favorite bass players, Dennis Crouch. Dennis is currently about the most in-demand upright bass player in Nashville. Versed in many music styles he’s worked …

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Uriah Duffy Of Whitesnake

Uriah Duffy

Uriah Duffy is the epitome of the working bassist! He hails from Rhode Island and is very well versed in many different playing styles. It was a real pleasure to sit down and talk with him about his many projects, not to mention playing in arguably the greatest rock band …

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Video Interview: Keith Horne

keithhorne

I first met Keith Horne at a bar I played at here in Nashville called “The Stagecoach.” I was blown away when I heard him play, not only was he great, he was playing upside down and left-handed. On a side note, guitarist Brent Mason used to play with the …

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Vail Johnson Interview

Vail Johnson

On August 26, we had the pleasure of hosting a Bass Luncheon for Vail Johnson, best known as the 20+ year bassist for saxophonist Kenny G. Vail is a fantastic player whose rhythm, melody, and overall musical consciousness is apparent within the first couple of beats of his playing. We …

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Ray Riendeau – Bass Royalty

Ray Riendeau – Bass Royalty By Brent-Anthony Johnson What can I say that hasn’t all ready been said about bassist Ray Riendeau? This man can really play!! Ray’s technique is astounding to a jaw-dropping extent. Yet, he maintains a depth of musicality overlooked by many players of his technical ability. …

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Paul Rogalski – The Art Of Listening

Paul Rogalski – The Art Of Listening By Brent-Anthony Johnson Paul Rogalski is a busy man! A bassist since his early teens, the Boston native graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1990, and has since been based in Boulder, Colorado where he found touring and session work with Northern …

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